Gardening Basics

Trimming Trees? Do This to Extend Your Reach 5 Feet

Here’s how you can modify a pair of bypass loppers and trim high, hard-to-reach tree branches.

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Apples in back of truck

September Lawn & Garden To-Do List

September heralds the fall gardening season with cooler temperatures and a first taste of autumn in the air. Now’s the time to be outside to enjoy the beautiful weather while taking care of some of the following lawn and garden tasks for September.

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How to Build an Outdoor Potting Counter with Concrete

This outdoor potting counter features an industrial, concrete-based design. Learn how to make it, step by step, right here!

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Flowers blooming

August Lawn & Garden To-Do List

August is in the “dog days of summer,” the hottest and most sultry time of the year. Everything seems languid and still – except mosquitoes – and the sun threatens to bake lawns, gardens, and gardeners alike.

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4 Reasons to Love This Rain Gauge

Chelsea has four reasons why she loves this rain gauge — and she’ll share them in her latest ‘Cherry Picked’ review!

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Using Mulch in Your Garden

Applying mulch to your garden or foundation planting beds is a great way to prevent weeds, retain moisture, enrich the soil, and add visual appeal.

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Joe Truini root remove

A Simple Tool to Remove Roots

Joe Truini shares a Simple Solution for removing roots in your yard.

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July Lawn & Garden To-Do List

Rainfall can be scarce in July, and soaring temperatures can cause your garden and lawn to slow down to conserve energy. Vegetable gardens kick into high gear and need some extra attention while other plants can benefit from special treatment as well.

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